Norfolk: Setchey


William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

SETCH, or SETCHEY MAGNA, a village and small churchless parish, on the river Nar, 4 miles S. of Lynn, has now only 100 inhabitants, and 790 acres of land, though it was once a market town, Lord Bardolph having, in the reign of Henry III., obtained a charter for a weekly market and two annual fairs. These have long been obsolete; but a fortnight market for fat cattle, was held here, on every alternate Tuesday, till about 16 years ago, when it was removed to Lynn.

Setch had a CHURCH standing in 1528, but no traces of it now remain. It maintains its poor separately, though it is ecclesiastically united with North Runcton, and comprised in that manor. A small room has recently been fitted up for divine service, and licensed by the Bishop.

Here is a farm and large inn, belonging to the corporation of Lynn; and on the opposite side of the river Nar, in Wormegay parish, is Setch Brewery, conducted by George Hogge and Co., maltsters, and wine and spirit merchants, of Lynn.


         Allday     Thomas        vict., Lynn Arms
         Brooks     Susan         vict., Bull
         Robinson   William       blacksmith
         Seppings   Mr. William
         Clamp      Peter
         Trenter    Benjamin
         Greenacre  Thomas        Manor Farm

See also the Setchey parish page.

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